The Learning Styles Assessment is designed to measure the learning style of an individual encompassed by four categories:
The ATTENDING category looks at the levels of commitment and concentration they tend to give when new information is presented to them. The sub-scales used are:
- Telescopic – the individual is generally effective at concentrating and keeping their mind on the information being shared.
- Wide-angled – the individual is often easily affected by environmental factors such as noise, low light, and other physical influences, which can interfere with information being shared.
The TRANSLATING category looks at whom an individual relies on most in managing the transfer of learning, and in making sense of what they see, hear, or sense. The sub-scales used are:
- Dependent – the individual favors relying on the trainer or facilitator for information.
- Collaborative – the individual favors relying on group discussions or team activities for learning.
- Autonomous – the individual favors self-reliance in personally managing the learning transfer process.
The RELATING category looks at an individual’s perception of data or information, and how it is related to existing knowledge. The sub-scales used are:
- Visual – the preference is for information that can be seen with the eyes.
- Auditory – the preference is for information that can be heard.
- Kinesthetic – the preference is for information that can be physically experienced (mainly through touch, smell, or taste).
The UNDERSTANDING category looks at an individual’s preferences for synthesizing data or information they receive. The sub-scales used are:
- Global – preference for understanding at a conceptual or “big picture” level.
- Analytical – preference for understanding at a detailed or “step-by-step” level.